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Category: Local History
A West Country Potpourri by A. H. [Arthur Hugh] Batten Pooll
Published Privately, 1969
Hardback. Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine & Upper Board
Illustrated by way of: Maps [1];
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Category: Biography
The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher
London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Jacket illustration: Photos by Srdja Djukanovic & Joe Partridge. . Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: The appearance of Margaret Thatchers memoirs has been one of the most eagerly awaited publishing events in many years. As this book now shows, rarely has such a sense of anticipation been so amply justified.

The Downing Street Years is, first and foremost, a brilliant first-hand portrayal of the events and personalities of her years in power. She gives riveting accounts of the great and critical moments of her premiership the three election victories, the Falklands War, the Miners Strike, the Brighton Bomb, the Westland Affair, her battles abroad with foreign federalists and at home with faint-hearted or misguided ministers. Her judgments of the men and women she has encountered, whether world statesmen or Cabinet colleagues, are completely, sometimes brutally, frank. She is lavish with praise where it is due; devastating in her criticism when it is not. The book ends with an account of her last days which is as gripping as anything in thriller fiction.

But The Downing Street Years is as much an argument as it is a record or a series of character portraits. No prime minister of modern times has sought to change Britain and its place in the world as radically as she did. Her government, she says, was about the application of a philosophy, not the implementation of an administrative programme. She sets out here with forcefulness and conviction the reasons for her beliefs and how she sought to turn them into action.
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Category: Childrens
The Princess and the Goblin by George Macdonald
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Illustrated Pale Brown boards with Dark Brown titling to Spine & Upper Board
Illustrated by: Charles Folkard
Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Colour Plates [8]; Black & White Drawings; Colour frontispiece; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
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Category: Travel France
Chateaux of the Loire by Serge Chirol & Philippe Seydoux
London: Thames & Hudson, 1992
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];
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Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes
A Complete Guide to Silk Painting by Susanne Hahn
Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, 1995
Paperback
Edited by: Pam Dawson
Translated by: Daniel & Molly Lodge
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Patterns;

From the cover: This guide to silk painting contains ideas, designs and techniques. Illustrations detail the history of the silk trade in Asia and Europe and the development of the modern silk-making process. There is also information and advice on materials and equipment, and home-furnishing projects.
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Category: Travel British Isles
Merchant Ivory’s English Landscape: Rooms, Views, and Anglo-saxon Attitudes by John Pym
London: Pavilion Books, 1995
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: Examines in detail four English films A Room With a View , Maurice , Howards End and The Remains of the Day the results of a collaboration, still flourishing after more than 30 years, of the American director James Ivory, the Indian producer Ismail Merchant, and the German-born scriptwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

The Merchant-Ivory team has many personal and professional ties with Britain, and English characters and attitudes observed form the outside have appeared in striking forms in a number of Merchant Ivorys films. Their relationships with E. M. Forsters novels has been especially productive, resulting in what has been called condition of England writing, which questions national identity through personal relationships.

In addition to complete filmographies of the four main films, this book provides information for those wishing to visit the places in which the films were shot. Key information such as how to reach the locations and the opening hours of houses and gardens together with details of other nearby places of related interest is provided.
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Category: Art Exhibitions
The Image of Christ by Gabriele Finaldi with Contributions by Susanna Avery-Quash, Xavier Bray, Erika Langmuir, Neil MacGregor & Alexander Sturgis
London: National Gallery Company Limited, 2000
Paperback
Published to accompany an exhibition at The National Gallery, London 20 February – 7 May 2000. Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: The Image of Christ expresses the view that modern secular audiences can engage with the masterpieces of Christian art at an emotional as well as a purely aesthetic or historical level. This book aims to help the viewer understand these pictures by focusing attention on the purpose for which they were made, and explores what they might have meant to their original viewers. The authors trace how a recognizable image of Christ evolved, starting with the earliest symbols and metaphorical images such as the Sheperd, the Lamb and the Vine.

They trace the emergence of a true likeness, emphasizing the importance of the Veronica, the miraculous portrait said to have been imprinted on the cloth held out to Jesus on the way to Calvary. They describe how artists conveyed the paradox of Christs dual nature-human and divine, weak and powerful, victim and victor-in portrayals of his infancy. They also show how images of Christs suffering during the Passion were intended to convey a cosmic, not just a personal significance.

Artists have attempted to put extremes of suffering and despair into an overall context of hope-a vein of hope that runs from the catacombs to Hiroshima and beyond. These are images that speak, even to those who do not hold Christian beliefs. Artists had to make it clear that in representing the life and death of Jesus they were offering a continuing truth; we the spectators have to become eyewitnesses to an event that matters to us now. As a result, the different moments and aspects of Christs life become, in the hands of great artists, a reflection of all human experience. The Virgin nursing her son expresses the feelings of love every mother has for her child. Christ mocked in innocence beset by violence. Christ risen and appearing to Mary Magdalene is a universal reaffirmation that love cannot be destroyed by death. Beyond their obvious religious significance, these are paintings that have a universal meaning.
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Category: Architecture
The Palaces of Leningrad by Audrey Kennett
London: Thames & Hudson, 1984
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Victor Kennett (Photos.)
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Plates [1]; Genealogical Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;
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Category: Childrens
The Great Menagerie: An Adaptation of the Antique Pop-up Book by Anthea Bell
London: Kestrel Books, 1979
Hardback. Pictorial boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Colour Pop-ups [8];
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Category: Gardening
The Garden At Highgrove by Hrh The Prince of Wales & Candida Lycett Green
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Purple boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Andrew Lawson & Christopher Simon Sykes (Photos.)
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: When The Prince of Wales bought Highgrove House in 1981 the surrounds consisted of a brown path which ran around the house, a lawn and a few thorn bushes. Twenty years later, he has transformed the land adjoining the house into several exquisite gardens which embody his gardening ideals and organic principles.

With help from some of Britains finest designers, including The Marchioness of Salisbury, Rosemary Verey, Miriam Rothschild and Sir Roy Strong, the Prince of Wales has created highly individual gardens which have now, with his own ideas, reached maturity. The Prince of Wales describes the thinking behind each garden, the mistakes and the triumphs, and his plans for the future.

Lavishly illustrated with photographs which capture both the scope and detail of each garden, this is a book which will delight and inspire both gardeners and horticulturalists at every level.
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Category: Transport Nautical
Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly by Richard Larn
Nairn: Thomas & Lochar, 1993
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
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Category: Science
Cassell’s Laws of Nature by James Trefil
London: Cassell, 2002
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Portraits; Colour Photographs; Diagrams;
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Category: Biography
Hizzy: The Autobiography of Steve Hislop by Steve Hislop with Stuart Baker
London: CollinsWillow, 2003
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: Steve Hislop is one of the most famous motorcycle racers in the world. He has always been outspoken and controversial, having had many famous clashes and splits with teams and riders over the years, not always to his advantage. Here he gets his chance to tell his story.

Hislop made his debut in 1979 on a bike paid for by his father, but when the latter died of a heart-attack, he embarked on a self-destructive quest that resulted in more crashed bikes and cars than he can remember. Three years later his brother Garry was killed racing at Silloth. It looked as if he would never race again but while on holiday at the Isle of Man TT races in 1983, he was mesmerised by the sight of Joey Dunlop and he knew he had to try it. He took to the roads immediately, amassing an amazing career record of 11 wins and was the first rider in history to lap the course at an average speed of over 120mph.

Hizzys TT victories over big name rivals like Joey Dunlop and Carl Fogarty made him a living legend the world over. He turned his back on the Isle of Man in 1994, claiming it was too fast and dangerous for modern superbikes. However, he had already proved he was just as fast on purpose-built short circuits having won the British 250cc championship in 1990 and then went on to win the British superbike title in 1995.
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Category: Local History
Street-lore of Bath: A Record of Changes in the Highways and Byways of the City by R. E. M. [Robert Edward Myhill] Peach
London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co., 1893
Hardback. Ruled Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine & Upper Board
Illustrated by way of: Appendix; Advertisements;
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Category: Cookery
Leith’s Book of Desserts by Valeria V. Sisti
London: Bloomsbury, 1997
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Graham Kirk (Photos.)
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;
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Category: Biography
Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
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Category: Military Air Force
Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940 by Patrick Bishop
London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 2003
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Green boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. This is their story.

The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb history, it was also a triumph of the spirit in which the attitudes of the pilots themselves played a crucial part. Reaching beyond the myths to convey the fear and exhilaration of life on this most perilous of frontlines, Patrick Bishop offers an intimate and compelling account that is a soaring tribute to the exceptional young men of Fighter Command.
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Category: Ecology
Gardens & Deer: A Guide to Damage Limitation by Charles Coles
Shrewsbury: Swan Hill Press , 1997
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Green boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Appendices [4]; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: Until recent years deer were shy creatures which rarely ventured into gardens, but a massive increase in the deer population, combined with increasing human invasion of their wild haunts, has forced them to move out and seek new habitats. This is an account of the reasons for their recent intrusion into gardens and comparative indifference to man.

Based on the experiences of 300 gardeners over a period of three years, the book details deer behaviour in gardens, and explains how to recognize the different species, the signs of their presence, and the sorts of damage they do. Various deterrents and evaluated, and there are descriptions of different types of fences and other barriers.
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Category: Local History
Georgian Summer: Bath in the Eighteenth Century by David Gadd
Bath: Adams & Dart, 1971
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Orange boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Signed by the author on the title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Plates; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
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Category: Social History
America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
New York, London, Toronto & Sydney: Simon & Schuster, 2009
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red Spine Strip to Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
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Category: Biography
Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, the Woman Clothed with the Sun by Richard Francis
New York: Arcade Publishing, 2001
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Maps; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;

From the cover: Ann Lee may be one of the most extraordinary and mysterious women in the history of Western culture.

From humble origins in Manchester, England, where she was born in 1736, this illiterate daughter of a blacksmith became a visionary religious leader who was thought by her followers to have been the second incarnation of Christ. When she died in America at age forty-eight, having brought her faithful to a new land on the eve of the Revolution, she left behind a religious movement that was to have thousands of followers and become our most important and successful utopian community.
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Category: Biography
Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World by Edited by Mark Collings
London: Sanctuary Publishing, 2001
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Pictorial boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles;
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Category: Sport Fishing
The Sotheby’s Guide to Fly-fishing for Trout by Charles Jardine
London, New York, Sydney & Moscow: Dorling Kindersley, 1991
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Matching Pictorial boards with titling to
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Category: Espionage
Spymaster by William J. West
New York: Wynwood Press, 1990
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black Spine Strip to Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
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Category: Business Media
Stiffed: A True Story of Mca, the Music Business and the Mafia by William Knoedelseder
London: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1993
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black Spine Strip to Blue boards with Silver titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: A shocking expose that leaves the reader questioning: Is the Mafia involved in every nook and cranny of the record business? Is MCA such a powerful corporation that it can dictate actions in the United States Department of Justice?

Like the great bestselling Indecent Exposure, Stiffed is an epic story that begins with a small incident an income tax investigation which explodes to show the pervasive corruption of an entire industry.
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Category: Biography
Taking le Tiss: My Autobiography by Matt le Tissier
London: HarperSport, 2009
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with White titling to Spine
3rd impression. [First Edition: 2009] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
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Category: Art Exhibitions
Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society by Brent Elliott
London: The Herbert PressHerbert Press, in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, 1994
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Green boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Erratum slip inserted;

From the cover: The Lindley Library of the RHS has a collection of some 18,000 drawings and paintings by eminent botanical artists of all periods up to the present day.

This book contains a selection of the rarest and most beautiful: flowers, fruit, fungi and other plants from all over the world, by artists such as G. D. Ehret, John and William Curtis, Ferdinand Bauer, William Hooker, W. H. Fitch, Augusta Withers, Margaret Stones and Mary Grierson. All the illustrations are reproduced from the artists originals.

The book includes a history of the collection and each plate is accompanied by a description of its origin and artistic accomplishment, and a botanical and horticultural account of the plant itself.
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